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Picture The Scriptures

from Mad Martins by Gary Miller

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about

John moved with his family to Newcastle in 1803, where he became an apprentice coach builder at the age of 14. In 1804, whilst in Newcastle, John’s father, Fenwick, told him, “Come with me John, I have found a gentleman who can teach you everything, a celebrated Frenchman”. This was a turning point in John’s career, as he became the pupil of Boniface Musso, the father of the celebrated enamel painter, Charles Muss. In 1806 he travelled to London to work for Charles Muss in the china painting industry.

lyrics

PICTURE THE SCRIPTURES

How will history paint me, John Martin?
What did I accomplish, what did I achieve?
I did it my way, I broke the rules;
Time will judge my worth and deeds.

I was drawn to art from an early age,
When dark was fear and God was rage:
I drew with whatever came to hand,
On brick, on wood, on dirt, on sand.

Picture the Scriptures and Milton scenes,
Visions from God assaulting my dreams;
To tunes of thunder my paintbrush screams,
And a cast of thousands sings.

My father took his part to place
My bonnie hands with Boniface:
Seven days a week, my swift hands sped;
Through enamel veins, my paintbrush bled.

New Romantic, Old Testament;
A combination Heaven sent:
Epic grandeur, Biblical scale,
Nature’s vastness, floods and flame.

Picture the Scriptures and Milton scenes,
Visions from God assaulting my dreams;
To tunes of thunder my paintbrush screams,
And a cast of thousands sings.

With the people’s welfare in my heart,
Calling me beyond my art;
In Invention’s depths, my toes to dip:
Railway, harbour, lighthouse, ship.

Historical landscape painter bold,
To Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold:
Arise, Sir John, lead your right royal dance,
Through Belgium, Russia, Prussia and France.

So many obstacles in my path,
To ‘The Last Day of Judgement’ and ‘The Great Day of His Wrath’;
But ‘The Plains of Heaven’ are calling me,
With peace and beauty, wild and free.

Picture the Scriptures and Milton scenes,
Visions from God assaulting my dreams;
To tunes of thunder my paintbrush screams,
And a cast of thousands sings.

How will history paint me, John Martin?
What did I accomplish, what did I achieve?

(Lyrics & Music: Gary Miller)

credits

from Mad Martins, released October 10, 2017
Gary Miller - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Iain Petrie - Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Organ, Bass Guitar, Drums, Tambourine, Shaker
The Lick Spittals - Horns

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Mad Martins England, UK

Mad Martins is a unique project by songwriter Gary Miller with poet Keith Armstrong, producer Iain Petrie, & Friends, with artwork by Helen Temperley, featuring original songs, poetry, narration & illustrations depicting the extraordinary life and times of the notorious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan & John, who were born in the late Eighteenth Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland. ... more

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